06/30: more CMLL TV (you don’t get), Coliseo, GDL, Monterrey, lineups

good champs, ugly belts/Ovaciones

CMLL.com confirms they’re starting a one hour news show on Canal52, airing on Saturday’s and Sundays. This is great news for the 3 people who still get that station. They promise exclusive information, which will probably stay exclusive given the possible viewership. I shall now accept the award for most bitter paragraph ever.

Cesar @ box y lucha says Zumbido has signed with CMLL and is just waiting for his start date, and India Sioux is looking to return.

CMLL (SUN) 06/29 Arena Coliseo [ovaciones, CMLL]
1) Sombra de Plata & Trueno b Carrona & Cholo
2) Amapola, Medusa, Rosa Negra b Lady Apache, Marcela, Princesa Blanca
3) Nitro, Satánico, Virus b Grey Shadow, Máscara Púrpura, Metalik
4) Flash & Stuka Jr. b Euforia & Nosferatu [Coliseo TAG]
5) Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Sagrado b Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Texano Jr.
6) Atlantis b Shocker [NWA LH]

Shocker took the first fall of his title match (via STF!), Atlantis won the second with a feet on the ropes pin (the GdA Title Match Special), and Atlantis took the third clean with the Atlantida for his 11th defense. Ovaciones says the match was good. Same sequence of falls for the Coliseo Tag match – Infernales took fall 1, maybeLosAngeles took falls 2 and 3 to win the mythical yet ugly belts.

Marco Corelone was here, which makes it tough for him to be in Irapuato.

Nitro replaced Okumura, and Satanicio pinned Shadow with the ropes. Luna Magica replaced Lady Apache and Medusa replaced Mima. Cholo remains perfect.

CMLL (SUN) 06/29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
6) Mr. Niebla, Rey Bucanero, Toscano b Alex Koslov, Blue Panther, Rayman

Niebla submitted Panther clean.

FILL (SUN) 06/29 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Perla Negra & Rebelde b Lady Puma & Ultratumba
2) Gallo de Oro & Imperio Romano b Pedro Navajas & Tequilita
3) Bam Bam & Mercurio b Angel Negro & Cavernicola [trofeo gladiador 2008, semifinal]
4) Chica de Arabia & Galactar b Ghostico & Vendeta [trofeo gladiador 2008, semifinal]
5) Bam Bam & Mercurio b Chica de Arabia & Galactar [trofeo gladiador 2008, final]
6) Estrella Dorado Jr., Huracan Ramirez, Tinieblas Sr. b Dr. Tormenta, Herodes, Jaque Mate Jr.

AAA (MON) 06/30 Arena Cuatro Caminos de Nuevo Laredo [RFC]
1) Black Mamba & Violento vs Black Fenix & Street Boy
2) Estrellita & Sexy Star vs La Diabólica & Poly Star
3) Aerostar, El Brazo, Super Fly vs Escorpion Negro, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana II
4) Hombre Sin Miedo vs Picudo
5) ?, Gronda II, Silver King vs Antifaz del Norte, Pirata Morgan, Villano III

Villano III to AAA! The tide has been turned! Or not.

CMLL (MON) 06/30 Domo de la Feria de Leon [am.com.mx]
1) Carta Brava & Furia Azteca vs Gotico & Vampiro Metálico
2) Robin & Turbo vs Black Thunder & Cholo
3) Dark Angel & Lady Apache vs Hiroka & Mima Shimoda
4) La Máscara, Máscara Púrpura, Metalik vs Ephesto, Skandalo, Virus
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Místico vs Rey Bucanero & Último Guerrero

indy (TUE) 07/01 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [RFC]
1) Ciber Gata & Mariposa Monarca vs Alondra & Dama de Hierro
2) Dr. Kamoa & Panthro vs Centurion Negro & Karonte
3) Angel Dorado Jr. & Principe de Oro vs Kalaka de Michoacan & Linares and Coco Viper & Dragon
4) 5X, Angel Dorado, Kaoma Jr. vs Hermano Diablo I, Hermano Diablo II, La Kalaka de Tijuana

There’s also a match between students of various schools.

CMLL (TUE) 07/01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [MT]
1) Thunder Boy vs Carlo Roggi
2) Ebola vs Azazel
3) Virgo vs Rey Trueno
4) Metal Blanco vs Super Maquina
5) Casanova & Rayman vs Infierno & Mr. Águila
6) Gallo vs Damián 666 [OCCIDENTE LH]
7) Dr. Wagner Jr. & Héctor Garza vs Mr. Niebla & Texano Jr.

Damian’s life has totally been leading up to the moment where he can finally become Western Light Heavyweight champion. For sure.

Box Y Lucha #2877 has a cover shot of Mr. Niebla going after Wagner. There’s also teases of a Rey Cometa anti-AAA interview and Zumbido and Scorpio calling their (former) teammates cowards. Sounds like a fun time.

DTU posted a video promo for their next show and hypes their article in the latest Record. You all know how I feel about the DTU matches, but their site is a lot easier to track than any other one, so they’re getting all the links they want. (Is a RSS feed so much to ask?)

A policeman charged with excessive violence is said to have gone all “Hijo de Perro Aguayo” on the victim. A double stomp must’ve been involved.

Ohtani’s Jacket writes about Santo & Negro from Tijuana in ’91, Kahos & Engendro vs El Celestial & El Coloso in ’92 UWA, and Villano III vs Negro Casas from last year.

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06/29: CMLL TV

Recapping the CMLL TV situation, if you haven’t been in the comments this weekend

situation A:
– the latest Wrestling Observer had a note about Dr. Morales leaving CMLL’s broadcast crew over CMLL wanting Box Y Lucha (Morales’ other job) to pull Arturo Rivera’s column. The WON has it as Morales refusing to do so, but what I’m reading now is CMLL went over his head and got Rivera’s column turfed, so Morales resigned in protest.

situation B
– CMLL’s show had been listed for a one hour on Televisa/Galavision’s programming listings (and still is on the on-line listings)…
– …but never aired, replaced by a classic futbol game (something they wasn’t time senstitive – there was no neccesity to pre-empet the show, like in times past when it was bumped for the Olympics.)
– The change was known to CMLL in advance, because Cadena3’s production crew took over the work on the show on Friday, and spliced together Tuesday and Friday matches for their weekly 2 hours.
– Accion, Televisa’s weekend sports roundup show, only aired highlights of AAA’s show (Vamp/Mesais, and twice as long to make up for no CMLL)

It’s not clear that A has anything to do with B, except for the timing. Superluchas has a note on the pre-emption, and says it’s only a one week deal. It’s possible CMLL could’ve known in advance they were going to be off this week – they’re rematching the main event, and the novatos cibernetico is not a big deal to CMLL. Per usual, CMLL has said nothing at all.

It’s interesting CMLL choose to go after Rivera’s Box Y Lucha column and not the Ovaciones column that actually ticked them off. Perhaps they did and didn’t have enough leverage there.

Besides that, we’re waitng for results from tonight’s Arena Coliseo show for the two title matches (though Rob just commented Flash/Stuka won their match), and tonight’s AAA taping to see who actually showed up. You can scratch Tinieblas Jr. off that list. He was telling people at the AAA/indy/Tirantes press conference that he was going to be wrestling the show as an indy guy, because he and AAA never came to an agreement. Surely AAA must’ve felt differently if they started advertising him for shows…

I didn’t really write anything about the NWA Mexico press conference earlier, because there didn’t seem to be any actual news, but this post reminded me I should note the non-progress. Once again, Demon announced the exciting roster of exactly everyone who’s working the Todos x el Todos/UMLL shows already, and the first show as “not as far away as it’ll never happen, but not as close as we can actually name a date.” You know, at least LXLL or whatever it was had the decency to run a show.

Negro Casas says the people were much more into the match with he and Heavy as rudos, so that’s the right move for them.

Next Week’s Coliseo card

CMLL (SUN) 07/06 Arena Coliseo [SuperLuchas #270]
1) Angel de Oro & Sombra de Plata vs Carrona & Cholo
2) Goddess, Princesa Blanca, Sahori vs Amapola, La Seductora, Rosa Negra
3) Hijo del Faraon, Metalik, Stuka Jr. vs Arkangel de la Muerte, Bronco, Vangelis
4) Grey Shadow, La Sombra, Valiente vs Black Warrior, Olímpico, Sangre Azteca
5) Dos Caras Jr., Místico, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Último Guerrero

That’s a big leap for Hijo del Faraon. HIS father’s not also a commissioner, is he?

In an article previewing WWE’s visit next week, Peru’s La Pr1mera mentions the glory years of Peruvian wrestling: first during the 30s (featuring El Oso Griego, Aquaman, El Yanqui and El Indio Aragaon) and the 70s (the Coloso del Catch promotion – this group reads like the usual “wrestling takes off when TVs become commenplace” deal.) They also mention the group that’s running now, which seems CMLL influnced.

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TNA wrestlers to CMLL announced

This had been teased at the press conference, but much like CMLL guys actually making it to a CMLL ring, I didn’t totally believe at the time. Ulitmo and Rey finally made it, and maybe the other two eventually will too, so perhaps this will come thru.

According to CMLL’s Blog, TNA is sending six wrestlers to the July 25th (Friday) show

– AJ Styles
– Alex Shelley
– Chris Sabin
– Jay Lethal
– Johnny Divine
– Sonjay Dutt

AJ appeared with AAA in 2006, and is the only one who’s worked for both groups (though Sonjay’s appeared on AAA TV when they were showing TNA matches – more facts you don’t need to know.)

Commence complaining about people being left off 1 Friday show of 52 becuase TNA guys will be around instead. I wonder if AJ will be bring his list of moves people aren’t allowed to do to Arena Mexico.

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06/28: Mexico, lineup


CMLL (FRI) 06/27 Arena Mexico [ovaciones, ESTO]
1) Bam Bam & Último Dragoncito b Pequeño Warrior & Pierrothito
2) Hijo del Fantasma b Diamante Negro, Vangelis, Skandalo, Bronco II, Puma King, Tiger Kid, Hijo del Faraon, Axel, Metalik, Astro Boy, Angel Azteca [cibernetico, Gen75]
3) el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Villano V b Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Shocker
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Héctor Garza, Místico DQ Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Rudos got DQed for yanking Wagner’s mask off in the first…and in the second. At least they had a plan. They’re pushing Wagner/Niebla strong.

Order of elimination was Tiger Kid, Astro Boy, Puma King, Angel Azteca Jr., Bronco, Hijo del Faraon (“eager but erratic”), Vangelis, Axel, and Metalik. Hijo de Fantasma beat Diamante Negro to take it cibernetico. I was close! I wonder if they shuffled up the teams, or if Diamante really went 1 on 3 to end that.

Arturo Rivera says Abismo Negro and Elegido have NOT visited CMLL’s offices looking for work, and praises the midcarders in Arena Cuarto Caminos de Nuevo Laredo.

All the tickets for Sunday’s AAA Taping are being reissues and people who paid the higher prices are supposed to get their money returned. The ticker sellers are blaming the local promoter (the PRI policiatal party of all things), and vice versa, but everyone seems to agree AAA had nothing to do with it.

On Friday, Ovaciones noted Okumura will be out for an extended time due to a broken clavicle. He suffered it Tuesday against Fabian, trying to catch Fabian’s Asai Moonsault. Something like that was bound to happen.

CMLL (TUE) 07/01 Arena Mexico
1) Sensei & Tigre Blanco vs Artillero & Zayco
2) Goddess, Luna Mágica, Sahori vs Hiroka, La Nazi, Medussa
3) Mascarita Dorada, Pequeño Olímpico, Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Violencia, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito
4) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Valiente vs Diamante Negro, Misterioso II, Virus
5) Marco Corelone, Shocker, Volador Jr. vs Atlantis, Sangre Azteca, Último Guerrero

All tickets are 30 pesos for this show.

CMLL (FRI) 07/04 Arena Mexico
1) Angel de Oro & Hijo del Faraon vs Artillero & Súper Comando
2) Shockercito & Tzuki vs Pequeño Damian 666 & Pequeño Violencia
3) Blue Panther, La Sombra, Sagrado vs Rey Bucanero, Sangre Azteca, Último Guerrero
4) Volador Jr. vs Alex Koslov, La Máscara, Stuka Jr., Felino, el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Ohara, Averno, Mephisto, Ephesto [LdP, ciber, sf]
5) Dr. Wagner Jr., Héctor Garza, Místico vs Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

Main is a rematch.

The start of the Leyenda de Plata is oddly timed – this means three straight weeks with ciberneticos – but must be setting up for down the road. No word if Mistico is supposed to defend his LdP title again this year. That tecnico side seems outgunned.

Angel de Oro is yet another Laguna guy who worked in IWRG for a couple weeks earlier this year.

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06/27: Dr. Morales out of CMLL?


CMLL (FRI) 06/27 Arena Mexico
1) Bam Bam & Último Dragoncito vs Pequeño Warrior & Pierrothito
2) Diamante Negro vs Vangelis, Skandalo, Bronco III, Puma King, Tiger Kid, Hijo del Fantasma, Hijo del Faraon, Axel, Metalik, Astro Boy, Angel Azteca [cibernetico, Gen75]
3) Blue Panther, Dos Caras Jr., Shocker vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Terrible, Villano V
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Héctor Garza, Místico vs Heavy Metal, Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas

ESTO preview. The most noteworthy part of the event isn’t listed; the Wrestling Observer says Dr. Alfonso Morales has quit as announcer on CMLL’s main show. CMLL is still ticked at Arturo Rivera and wanted to start costing him his other jobs, like his Box Y Lucha column. Morales runs the magazine, refused to fire Morales, and walked out on CMLL. Some people talk the talk (*cough*wagner*cough*), Dr. Alfonso Morales walks the walk.

Technically, Televisa is in charge of announcers, so they may ultimately have a say in this. I’d guess they use a guy from one of the other shows.

In actual matches, main event is Wagner versus his rivals with the tag champs along for the ride. Panther/V5 continues on the semimain. Dimante Negro, Axel, Hijo de Fantasma and Metalik have to be the favorites in the Generation 75 cibernetico. I’m going to guess Diamante.

If Niebla can’t decide what the name of his group with Negro and Heavy is, then I’m not going to acknowledge it. I did learn something from that Hector Garza press conference after all. For his part, Atlantis says the door is still open for Niebla or the Casas brothers to join the Guerreros.

ESTO talks to Bucanero about TNA. They mention the tag team win and Rey beating Alex, and no other matches. Expected as much. SuperLuchas has video from last night’s Impact, which featured the tag match. I’m guessing Rey’s 74 shirt is to remind us of his birthday coming up.

(Mr. Reyes) Zumbido turned up at last night’s IWRG show.

There’s a bit of controversy around Sunday’s AAA taping, and it has nothing to do with who’s actually on the show. A local ticket seller blacked out the prices on the tickets, and selling them for higher than advertised on the poster. Local authorities see this as fraud (though not enough that they’ve taken away the tickets), while the ticket reseller maintains the prices were originally incorrect and he’s just charging what he was authorized by AAA. No word from AAA in the article, presumably they couldn’t get a hold of anyone there.

AAA () 07/18 Complejo Cultural Siglo XXI Lineup
1) Super Kiss, Estrella de Plata, Triple X vs Tarahumara, el Dante, the China Boxer
2) La parkita, Mascarita Divina, Octagoncito vs Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Histeria, Jerry Estrada
3) Estrellita, Fabi Apache vs Mari Apache, La Hechicera

Tirantes is running this show on 07/18 in Puebla. Because he’s Tirantes, he’s gotten both AAA talent and indy guys working the show. The top matches will be a incredible trios tournament, with 24 wrestlers randomlly placed into teams. The list of scheduled wrestlers, via Mr. Reyes: Cibernetico, Mil Mascara, Blue Demon Jr., Kenzo Suzuki, Octagon, Tinieblas Jr., Elegido, Pimpinela, Zumbido, Psycho Clown, Killer Clown, Cassandro, Hijo de Anibal, Latin Lover, el Mesias, Zorro, Tinieblas Sr., Chessman, Fuerza Guerrera, Scorpio Jr., Decnnis, May Flowers, and Intocable. Lineup is very subject to change.

Promiciones Navarez Brothers has started a blog on lucha libre in Chetumal, including history of wrestling in the area.

There’s a local (to me, anyway) FREE show today in Villa Park.

GALLI (FRI) 06/27 CartMart USA, Villa Park, IL [CPW]
1) Stress & Venom vs El Potro & Pinocho
2) Golden Star & Mr. Zeus vs El Guardian & Emperador
3) Joey Marx & Negrotistico vs Ainsworth & Tony Scarpone
4) Meteoro I, Meteoro II, Silueta Dorada vs Blade, Chilango, Resistencia
5) El Tigre, Nemesis (Galli), Slayer vs Demencia, El Funebre, Pentagon del Infierno
6) Centella de Oro, Quianto Sol, Samuary vs ?, Amenaza del Siglo, Gringo Loco

This starts at 5, which means it’s going directly agianst the last few innings of the Cubs/Sox game. Not quite the way I would’ve gone.

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06/26: Guapos, TNA, Monterrey

SuperLuchas has a good post explaining the Guapos situation:

– Scorpio Jr. initiated the jump. He’d wanted a pay raise for himself and his partners as well as more TV exposure. AAA responded with a deal for more for Scorpio but not his guys and not more TV. The group decided to jump.
– Decnnis’ plan was to go from IWRG to CMLL, but quickly got cold feet on the whole thing.
– Guapito worked IWRG this past Sunday only because he was convinced by Scorpio that he had committed to that date, but wanted to get back in AAA all along and probably didn’t mention that to Scorpio. He probably should’ve made it clear to all that he just was working the one date. Both Guapito and Decnnis have only worked AAA in their career and appear hesitant to take the risk of something new.
– Zumbido’s gone to CMLL’s offices to look to jump there. Five other (unnamed) AAA wrestlers have done the same in recent days and been rejected, but Zumbido’s history in CMLL probably gives him a better chance.

The latest Wrestling Observer (cover date July 1) says Averno & Volador did NOT yet receive visas, so that’s why they weren’t on the TNA shows. They’re expecting to get them done by the end of the week and be fine for the PPV.

Hoy Internet has an interview with Canek. Strangely, the article says Canek started training 13, and debuted in Palacio del Deportes at 17. I guess he’s trying to shave some years off his age. He keeps his feud going with Dr. Wagner by accusing him of copying his mask and catchphrase.

FILL (SUN) 06/29 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [Arena Coliseo]
1) Huracan Ramiez Jr. vs Ultramán Jr., Bam Bam, El Diivo, Pantera, Angel Negro, el Unico, La Huesuda, Jaguar de Oro, Mercurio
2) Estrella Dorado Jr., Huracan Ramirez, Tinieblas Sr. vs Herodes, ?, Jaque Mate Jr.

CMLL seems to be done here already. Sorry web feed fans.

CMLL SPARTAN (WED) 06/25 Auditorio Municipal de Tampico [el Dentista @ lMdLL]
1) Lumino & Rayo Azteca b Aborto & Misterio Negro
2) Baby Lover & Baby Ruiz b Iron Boy & King Boy
3) Pequeño Damian 666 & Pequeño Halloween b Bam Bam & Tzuki
4) Alex Koslov, Oro Negro, Valiente b Alejandro Montana Jr., Loco Castillo, Silver Fox
5) Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Mascara b Hector Garza & Mephisto [Relevos Increíbles]

Subs: La Mascara for Averno, Hector Garza for Mistico (said to be hurt, and he surely is), Valiente for Maximo, Bam Bam for Mascarita Dorada. They did post the changed card and offered refunds.

The UMLL/Todos x el Todos group is doing lots of promotion for their shows in London (next week) and Spain (this week). They might draw pretty well on the novelty of the concept.

RPP Noticias writes about a promotion starting up in Peru on 06/28. They spend more time talking about the history of wrestling than the actual promotion.

Box Y Lucha’s board is down. So is DVDVR’s, again.

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IWRG lineups and other quick notes

Damian 666 is awesome/SuperLuchas #269

LLI (SUN) 06/15 the Show Palace, Oceanside, California [SuperLuchas #269]
1) Spark Jr. b Riot
2) El Comando b Maravilla Azul
3) Ice Cream b Faraon de Occidnte, Huracan Negro
4) Eragon & Steve Pain b Thunder Wolf & X-Torm
5) Kid Mendiola L Hijo del Diablo Jr., Espectro Jr., Hijo del Sicodelico, SoCal Crazy, Bobby Lee Jr. [hair]

HMMM, Bobby Lee Jr. wrestling on the same show as Ice Cream, what are the odds!

The magazine also has an interview with Decnnis, Scorpio and Guapito from the first night they showed up in IWRG. Don’t buy the “we were just caught off guard by the photo” excuse – both Decnnis and Guapito talk about being finished with AAA and starting with IWRG here.

This week’s IWRG lineups, using the version provided to SuperLuchas.

IWRG (THU) 06/26 Arena Naucalpan
1) Eragon vs Comando Gama
2) Jack & Rey de Corazones vs Trauma I & Trauma II
3) Bugambilia, Chico Che, Miss Gaviota vs Capitán Muerte, Karloff Lagarde Jr., Xibalva
4) el Hijo Del Anibal, Multifacético, Super Calo vs Arleuin, Black Terry, Veneno
5) ?, Rayman, Scorpio Jr. vs Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Ricky Cruzz, Universo 2000

IWRG (SUN) 06/29 Arena Naucalpan
1) Eragon & Halcon 2000 vs Comando Gama & Rockero del Diablo
2) Bugambilia, Miss Gaivota, Turbo vs Black Thunder, Capitán Muerte, Xibalva
3) Solar I, Super Astro, Ultraman vs Black Terry, Shu el Guerrero, Veneno
4) el Hijo Del Anibal, Multifacético, Pantera vs El Dandy, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Máscara Sagrada
5) Decnnis, Scorpio Jr., Tinieblas Jr. vs Fuerza Guerrera, Máscara Año 2000, Universo 2000

SuperLuchas goes to the press on Saturday and gets to the newstands on Sunday, so that was the situation then. Tinieblas Jr. is intersting, since he’s listed as working on the AAA taping at the same day, just the same as the Guapos.

IWRG’s actually updating the lineup on their website, if you’re willing to hunt for a working link on the site, and they list Zumbido as the mystery man on Thursday and in Decnnis’ spot on Sunday (while Mascara Sagrada disappears from the lineup.) It’s impossible to figure out what any of this means.

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06/28-30 Lucha Times


AAA-US: home stretch to TripleMania, though this taping is pretty messed up due to rain. Konnan/Zorro vs Chessman/Cibernetico in the main, Hart Foundation vs Mesias/Ozz earlier.

FSE-US: Block A of the Arena Coliseo Tag Tournament (lots of short matches) and Metal/Marco/Volador vs Rey/Olimpico/Misterioso

CAN52: Metalik/Purpura/Maximo vs Diamante/X/Vangelis and Dos Jr./Negro/Shocker vs Atlantis/Rey/Ultimo


CMLL: The listings I’m looking at have this show cut to an hour, which probably means Top 2 here, the cibernetico knocked off to CAN52 and the minis match not airing despite only four matches this Friday. You can go ahead and swear in the comments.

AAA-MEX: If anything needed to be cut down this week, it’s this show. Foreign stars trios and Mesias/Vamp are the only things left, so you also get two hours of replays.

FSE-MEX: Titled as “La Nazi vs Amapola”, which can’t be right, but surely means the Women’s match and probably Block B of the torneo.

C3: Minis and Metal. Is there any way to tell which weeks they’re running the opener or is it just random?

CyL: Mascara Purpura and Volador in the main.

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06/25: Guapito is a very indecisive person, GDL, Mexico


IWRG (SUN) 06/22 Arena Naucalpan [the gladiatores]
1) Eragon & Halcon Salvaje b Anubis & Comando Gama
2) Chico Che & Turbo b Fantasma de La Opera & Thunder Black
3) Bugambilia, Centauro, Miss Gaviota b Arlequin, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Black Terry b Fuerza Guerrera
5) el Hijo Del Anibal, Multifacetico, Pantera DQ El Dandy, Shu el Guerrero, Veneno
6) Dr. Wagner Jr. b LA Park [UWA HEAVY]

Wagner won clean, with a submission. How unusual for this feud(/promotion.) Ricky Cruzz was Park’s second, and got away with attacking Wagner thru the match despite that being a DQ and all.

Scorpio was Wagner’s second in the main event. It seems he turned tecnico before the semimian, when he showed up to say hi to his old rudo friends, and Veneno had unresolved anger about the Corporacion. Yes, the faction from 2005 that you haven’t thought about much sense, but Veneno apparently blames Scorpio for going to AAA and causing the breakup. Naturally, Scorpio came back to cause a DQ in the third fall.

Fuerza and Terry had a bloody brawl. Black Terry won clean.

Lots of good stuff in Arturo Rivera’s Ovaciones column today

– Guapito has re-re-re-reversed his position, having gone to the AAA offices on Monday to ask for his job back. This would be his fourth switch in eight days. MAKE UP YOUR MIND. I think the only solution is to clone Guapito so he can work both places.

– Arturo doesn’t like the chances of all that jumped to IWRG, beause their TV isn’t very strong and they’ll slip from fans minds. In one of his interviews, Guaptio brought this up as a reason why he changed his mind (and then changed it twice more.) IWRG really needs it’s Azteca show on everywhere, including the capital, if they want to have major league visibility

– It was CMLL who called Sexi Star about her interest in jumping. She said no.

– AAA’s wrestlers find out their schedule by going to the AAA office. And even then, not always – this past week, one of the wrestlers was hanging out in the park, bought a magazine from a vendor, and found out he (and Arturo) were supposed to be working in Colima on Tuesday. This does not surprise me. Artruo wants a better solution.

MEANWHILE: AAA’s taken down the “Zumbido/Decnnis” are hanging around article. I mean, it’s still on the site, but all the links to it are gone.

CMLL.com confirms Atlantis/Shocker for the NWA LH Title has been added to Sunday. ESTO had this a couple days ago. I guess it could be a title change, not like Atlantis has done anything with the belt. This will be Atlantis’ first charted title defense in four months, and his first defense on a CMLL TV taping since February of ’06.

CMLL (SUN) 06/22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [CMLL]
1) Idolo & Imposter b Egipcio & Fraile de la Muerte
2) Casanova, Metal Blanco, Metatron b Infierno, Mr. Trueno, Rey Trueno
3) Alex Koslov, Leon Blanco, Magnum CO Malefico, Máscara Mágica, Toxico
4) El Gallo & La Sombra DQ Black Warrior & Misterioso II [Relevos Increíbles]
5) Damián 666, Mr. Águila, Texano Jr. b Axxel, Rayman, Sagrado
6) Héctor Garza & Místico b Averno & Mephisto [CMLL TAG]

Alex and Axxel switched spots from what was advertised. Misterioso yanked Gallo’s mask in the second fall of the match, then fouled him in the third. Warrior yanked Sombra’s mask.

CMLL also posted Sunday Coliseo results and photos, so we can work out the tournament:

3) Nitro & Skandalo b Neutron & Sensei [Arena Coliseo TAG, eightfinal, torneo]
4) Bronco III & Diamante Negro b Loco Max & Vangelis [Arena Coliseo TAG, eightfinal, torneo]
5) Fabian el Gitano & Mictlán b Polvora & Vaquero [Arena Coliseo TAG, eightfinal, torneo]
6) Flash & Stuka Jr. b Astro Boy & Molotov [Arena Coliseo TAG, eightfinal, torneo]
7) Bronco III & Diamante Negro b Fabian el Gitano & Mictlan [Arena Coliseo TAG, torneo, quarterfinal]
8) Flash & Stuka Jr. b Nitro & Skandalo [Arena Coliseo TAG, quarterfinal, torneo]
9) Flash & Stuka Jr. b Bronco III & Diamante Negro [Arena Coliseo TAG, semifinal, torneo]

Something odd must’ve happened in the battle royal to get tecnico/tecnico and rudo/rudo matchups. Looks like Dark Angel hit the ropes on the way thru for a tope to cause her injury.

CMLL (TUE) 06/24 Arena Mexico [notimex]
2) Mr. Águila, Pequeño Damian 666, Pequeño Halloween b Fantasy, Mini Maximo, Tzuki
3) Euforia, Nosferatu, Shigeo Okumura b Fabián el Gitano, Mictlán, Stuka Jr.
4) La Sombra, Máscara Púrpura, Valiente b Ephesto, Sangre Azteca, Virus
5) Atlantis, Mr. Niebla, Olímpico b Dos Caras Jr., Heavy Metal, La Máscara

Heavy Metal did end up attacking Dos in the second fall, leading to a two fall loss for the tecnicos

Notimex looks to write about UG and Rey winning in Orlando on Monday, so naturally they use an old interview with Mistico.To save this from complete uselessness, Mistico reveals he’s going to take of some time for this wrist – in two or three weeks. I’m sure it’ll hold till then.

CMLL (THU) 07/03 Plaza de Toros Cancun [LuchandoLibre]
1) Dark Angel & Marcela vs Hiroka & Mima Shimoda
2) La Sombra & Valiente vs Sangre Azteca & Skandalo
3) Averno & Místico vs el Hijo del Perro Aguayo & Héctor Garza [ri]

DTU (FRI) 07/04 Bar Litros, Tulancingo, Hidalgo [DTU]
1) Hormiga & Konamy vs Angel Extremo & Pequeno Angel
2) Dement Extreme vs Amo de le Noche, Talaxys, Muerte Bucanera
3) Demoledor vs Money Pack, Ragade [1, DTU]
4) Aero Boy & Terry 2000 vs Pesadilla & Sadico
5) Extreme Tiger & Halloween vs Joe Lider & X-Fly and Dance Boy & Violento Jack

No Crazy Boy?

Times Online talks to Santo and Silver King about lucha libre london. Santo says 80% of lucha libre is real. How do you get 80%?

Noticias Voz has a bio of local wrestler Caballero de la Muerte Jr.

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breaking down the World X Cup

I don’t know that anyone should be offended/shocked by spoilers, since all I do is post results about matches before they air on television, but I’m feeling generous. (And also want to see how this break feature works.) This is more figuring out the most likely scenario than looking at all of them, in case it makes a difference.


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